Are you looking forward to Christmas but not to having everyone around at your house? Or do you and your family all live across the country from each other and would prefer somewhere central to meet up? Party houses could make Christmas even more special and easy for you all to meet up.
The benefits of renting a house for Christmas
Imagine walking into a beautiful house, already decorated for you all to enjoy the quality time together. You could even take the stress-free further and hire catering in for Christmas lunch. Apps like Splitcha can help you buy products you need in advance and have them delivered to the house for you, including everyone’s presents, meaning you just need to get in the car or book your train ticket and arrive relaxed, knowing everything has been taken care of.
By renting a house for Christmas, you could look for luxuries you would only usually get in a posh hotel. You can look for houses with a cinema room in for watching the Christmas movies. You could look for a hot tub or a swimming pool. It would make an incredible Christmas holiday full of wonderful memories.
Large group accommodation in the UK needn’t be too expensive either as when you price houses up like these and how many they sleep, once you have divided it between the number of people staying, you can see that for 7-night stay, it only costs the same amount as you would spend on a hotel for 2 nights, yet you have everything to yourselves and can relax with family. Each family could choose where to meet up and visit a different place each Christmas when you meet up.
Where to visit for a Christmas holiday
From winding medieval streets lit by the glow of shops open late to glittering outdoor ice rinks crowded with skaters after sunset, there’s no shortage of Christmas spirit. Edinburgh is packed with shows, events and attractions which run from mid-November to the epic Hogmanay celebration in January.
From Christmas markets and Christmas shopping in London to ice skating rinks, Winter Wonderland and festive events, there are lots of magical things to do at Christmas in London. See the capital transformed with twinkling lights, Christmas trees and seasonal decorations. Go to a theatre show, take a walk through the colourful enchanted woodland at Syon Park or sing carols around Trafalgar Squares Christmas tree. You are certain to find something for the whole family to enjoy.
Wander along the coast and explore the Christmas markets and carol concerts. If you are feeling brave, take part in the wild swim on Boxing Day. The event kicks off at 10am on Boxing Day morning, with registration and fancy-dress judging taking place at the Bandstand, followed by a casual jog into the sea.
Soak up the medieval charm of York at Christmas. Scents of spiced mulled wine and delicious food fill the air, making a York Christmas the place to be this season. York’s Christmas Market, St Nicholas Fair, won Best Large Speciality Market at the Great British Market Awards in 2019. York was also voted the UK’s Most Festive City in 2017.
With its winding coastal trails and brilliant sunsets over rugged cliffs, Newquay is just the destination for laid-back festivities set against a stunning backdrop. Pack your cold-weather gear and stroll along Fistral Beach. Take a nostalgic steam train ride on the Santa Specials through the wooded valley into Lappa, to find lots of festive fun. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto, where he has a present for every child. When you disembark, you’ll be able to enjoy balloon modelling, face painting and Christmas music from the fairground organ.